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now to a story that has so many people talking. angelina jolie's revelation she had a double mastectomy. because she is at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer. >> as cynthia mcfadden tells us in our "up all "nightline" report" the news turned jolie into an inspiration. >> wherever she goes and whatever she does, angelina
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jolie captures the limelight like a magnet. famous for "laura croft tomb raider," an oscar for "girl interrupted." >> i am playing a villain baby like you want. >> reporter: for pairing with superstar brad pitt. together in "mr. and mrs. smith." >> who is your daddy now? >> reporter: and their six children. as an ambassador of goodwill in africa and cambodia. and again, with her op-ed in "the new york times" and the stunning revelation that she had had a preventative double ma mastectomy. she wrote, my doctors estimated i had an 87% risk of breast cancer. once i knew this my reality i decided to be proactive. jolie tested positive for brca 1. women who carry mutations have a 65% risk of developing breast cancer.
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for jolie and other women the choices are stark. in 2005, jessica cueller was a successful television writer. >> my mother had breast cancer which she beat, seven years later, diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. and she died two years after that. i just decided you know what i should for peace of mind take the test. >> reporter: the results, positive. jessica was at high risk for developing breast cancer. >> to me breast cancer is the worst thing in the world. i don't want to gamble with it. i don't want to gamble maybe we will catch it early enough. >> reporter: she decided to have the double mastectomy. today, eight years later, jessica is the mother to 3-year-old sophie who she had, via an anonymous sperm donor after nine attempts to become pregnant. >> my daughter is the light of my life. i don't have word to express how much i love this little creature. >> reporter: she says angelina
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jolie is a role model to the world. >> if you can walk around saying, angelina jolie did it. you know? if you are, a 30-year-old woman, then that can give you a lot of confidence. >> reporter: in the bronx we met susan klugman, doctor of clinical genetics for 25 years and she counsels women abut risk of breast cancer and when to consider surgery and to make sure they have insurance to cover it. >> everyone has the brca gene, gene, the way the brca gene functions it protects you against breast cancer, ovarian cancer. if there is a change in the gene the patient loses the protection from cancer and is predisposed. i applaud angelina jolie it was very brave and great for what she is doing for women. >> jolie, a mother to six children, three of them adopted. >> i am letting the kids know how much they make you happy is the great gift to give them other than the discipline is important, all this important, the most important thing is to
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let them know what a joy they are for you, what a pleasure it is to be their mother. >> i'm cynthia mcfadden in tucson, arizona. >> she gives you ability if you are in the situation you can know you can be brave and remain beautiful. >> like the woman, if the sexiest woman in the world can do this, maybe i can do this too. >> she is not the only one, christina applegate, wanda sykes, preventative mastectomies, barbara walters, had preventative ovarian surgery, same deal. if you are exposed and the mutated brca gene. help yourself in any way you can. like she said if she can do it anybody can do it. >> awareness, people going to doctors, asking right questions went through the roof. >> for sure. still to come, two chances to strike it rich. >> two big lottery drawings this week. we'll tale you what you can win coming up. you're watching "wor
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center. being rehabbed. >> quite a sight. >> looked like they made it to the ground okay. one flew away. >> they'll be okay. >> that's a really cool picture. here's a cool study, 34,000 single men and women in the u.s. were asked the same question. who is the sexiest person and where are they from? we have a winner -- the sexiest place, women, men. >> men find that women from colombia are the sexiest. they're calling this the sophia vergera effect, from colombia. not the only beautiful woman, from colombia, and shakira from colombia. apparently, this is interesting, men also found that women from russia and bulgaria are also very attractive. >> i'm equal opportunity as long as you are hot. >> as long as you are hot. women think british men are very
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good looking. >> british men? >> think british men. some of the brits out there. hot. james bond. h-h-hot. beckham. nobody bend it like beckham. >> did you just say that? wow, diana. >> just saying. just the movie. it is always there. >> angry birds. no longer the most popular game. candy crush, now the most famous game. 15 million daily facebook users worldwide, overtaken angry bird, there you go, candy crush. university of wisconsin finally doing the annual finals scream. take a listen to this. >> i love this. >> a minute-long shout to relieve some of the stress that students have with their final exams.
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this morning on "world news now" -- intolerable and inexcusable. the president reacts to a watch dog report investigating irs agents targeting the tea party. scandal turns into a criminal investigation. spy scandal. the american diplomat kicked out of russia. today's damage control in moscow after investigators uncover evidence you would expect in a movie thriller. admiring angela jolie, her shocking decision to have surgery avoiding breast cancer. her inspiring move and why more women are making this choice. inspiring move. canceled concert. the buzz surrounding beyonce's latest gig. rumors of her health and what may be another pregnancy. that's coming up in "the skinny" on this wednesday, may 15th. ♪ >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good wednesday morning. the beyonce story is getting some legs. >> what do you think? >> i don't know. she moves around quite a lot in the concerts. dehydration, exhaustion. >> could just be legit, right? >> usually when you cancel a concert for dehydration and exhaustion those are buzzword for i have a bun in the oven. >> we'll see in "the skinny." coming up. >> this half-hour, fast moving developments in the irs scandal. >> yeah, in a new report, a treasury department inspector now pointing fingers at lax management, the irs accusing agents of improperly targeting tea party groups and the practice went on for a year and a half. the president calls the actions "intolerable and inexcusable," abc's tahman bradley following the scandal. >> reporter: the u.s. justice department is investigating the growing controversy at the irs. >> the fbi is coordinating with the justice department to see if any laws were broken in connection with those matters related to the irs. >> reporter: the cincinnati branch was initially blamed,
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documents obtained by abc news show officials in washington, d.c. and at least two other irs offices in california also applied special scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups. one letter asked for information about donors. something applicants seeking tax-exempt status are not required to provide. >> the federal government should not be used to quiet the voices of the critics of the obama administration. >> jennifer stephano of suburban philadelphia, tried to start a tea party group. the irs sent a mountain of questions, frustrated she decided it was easier to quit. she blames the president. >> it became clear to me that president obama wasn't interested in having a political discourse. people like me were his enemy. >> reporter: another group also claiming a hard time, says an irs employee revealed the truth. >> i recall talking with an analyst. i said, "what is happening that this is taking, going on now three years," and she said, "i'm just following directions and the directions are coming from washingteporter: president obam
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calls the scandal outrageous and vows those responsible will be dealt with. in a "usa today" op-ed, acting commissioner miller said the agency was guilty of lack of sensitivity and took a short cut in determining which groups needed special scrutiny. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. the military is, once again, addressing a case of alleged sexual abuse involving someone assigned to prevent such a thing. the new case centers on one sergeant stationed at fort hood, texas, accused of abusive sexual contact and other misconduct and me has -- he has been suspended as coordinator. last week, a lieutenant colonel was charged with sexual battery, he was the leader of the sex assault response unit. defense secretary chuck hagel ordered a full investigation after the latest allegation. high diplomatic drama in moscow as the u.s. ambassador there has been summoned by top
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russian officials, demanding answers in connection with an american diplomat kicked out of the country, accused of spying. here's abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: the russians say ryan fogel is no diplomat. they say they caught the 29-year-old american red-handed trying to recruit a russian intelligence officer to spy for the u.s. they rolled out supposed evidence. two wigs, three pairs of glasses, ziploc bags, euros, a microphone and this letter intended, they say, for the would be spy. it reads, dear friend, we are ready to offer you $100,000 to discuss your experience. expertise, and cooperation. we can offer up to $1 million a year for long term cooperation." it is no secret that the u.s. and russia still spy on one another. here in washington, it is part of a lore of the city. this mailbox was once the place where an american double agent would leave a mark to signal his
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russian handlers. and remember anna chapman, part of a russian sleeper cell living a suburban life who was expelled in 2010. this case is a little mysterious. look closer at that evidence. the wigs, it's raising questions. spy craft that seems more maxwell smart than james bond. peter earnest was a cia officer for 20 years. want to do is get picked up and >> the one thing a spy doesn't want to do is get picked up and have stuff on him, spy stuff. unless as the speculation goes, it is a total set up. >> reporter: maybe he is a spy or maybe the russians were trying to embarrass a diplomat, the cia isn't speaking. fogle has been kicked out of the country, headed back to the u.s. from russia with love. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. military history has been made on the deck of a u.s. aircraft carrier. for the first time ever, a drone has been launched from a ship. test flight could eventually open the way for the u.s. to
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launch unmanned aircraft from just about any place in the world. the next test comes this summer when the navy tries to launch the drone from a moving carrier. more praise for angelina jolie after her double ma mastectomy. to reduce her risk of breast cancer. her partner, brad pitt calls her decision "absolutely heroic." how they kept the secret so long is remarkable. they apparently told close family, jolie's father, john voight, the operations jolie had have been improving over the years. >> technology improved to make breast reconstruction much more natural looking. the first is the highly cohesive silicone implants, referred to as gummy bears. they are highly cohesive silicone that hold their shape. >> some doctors are careful to point out, jolie's surgery is not for everyone. only makes sense for a small category of women. medical headlines now and a surprising report on salt. we heard warnings about too much salt in american diets. now there is a warning that for some people, too little sodium could be harmful.
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institute of medicine saying there is no proof that consuming less salt than what the government recommends offers benefits. many cardiac patients are told to cut salt intake. the fda approved new labels for ambien and sleeping pills lowering the recommended dosage. regulators say those medications can continue to impact mental alertness a day after use. changes apply to a sleep aid found in the extended release version of ambien. research shows women are more at risk because they process the drug more slowly than men. burger king rooking to step up its game against mcdonald's, serving up its own version of the popular mcrib. the bk rib sandwich, a recipe similar to the mcrib. boneless pork that is, has a tangy sauce and sweet pickles. burger king is going to start serving it next week. it will be available through the summer along with a few other items. >> i had to have a mcrib. it was the first time i had one. two years ago. i said what is up with the mcrib thing. >> right. >> so i had one.
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>> and? >> not so bad. i think if i was going to go back, get a big mac. pretty tasty. >> check this out, the mcrib has been on and off the menu 32 years. >> i know, right. why do they take it away? >> because they want you to pine for it. >> i got to have the mcrib. mcrib week. >> take off the bun and look at what the mcrib looks like they tried too hard to make it look like a rib. there is no bone. >> the bone -- you can bite right through. >> not crazy. >> not going to try either one? burger king one? the funny looking bone thing? >> it looks like it may have -- the way burger king. >> looks like the bun has the bone thing. >> pickles, barbecue sauce -- eh, not sold. not sold. >> don't knock it until you try it. here is a look at your wednesday weather. today afternoon storms could threaten the northeast with gusty wind and hail. a storm in the pacific northwest, bringing showers into seattle. >> temperatures finally returning to normal in the
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southwest with triple digits replaced by 90s in the desert. the southeast will be dry, warm. highs in the low to mid 80s. any long-time "world news" viewer knows we love cute stuff here on the show. that they don't get much more cute than this. >> that's right. check out these adorable, 17 puppies in all. found along the road in the northwest, rather, last night. police want to know who abandoned them. they seem to be from two different litters and are about 6 to 8 weeks old. so cute. dogs said to be several different kinds of mixed breeds. essentially they're mutts. >> after being found, animal control officers brought them to an animal shelter and they will be available for adoption saturday. i was going to say where is the mama, she needs a medal. >> two different, yeah, two different litters, looks like. what a cutie. if you happen to live in northern indiana and you want one of the puppies, all you have to do is go to lakeshorepaws.org. lakeshorespaws.org. if you are anywhere in the country and you want to adopt a puppy, go to that website.
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>> what a cutie. coming up, set me free. the 14-year-old son of a famous actor who is now demanding to move out. new warnings about cut rate electronics sold under phony brand names. why the knockoffs chargers and headphones could put you in danger. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. weather brought to you by united health care. 's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs.
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all right, buying new electronics can be costly. that's why it is tempting to get them on deep discount. >> buyer beware. there is an old adage that really applies. you get what you pay for. here's abc's brandi hitt. >> if there is legitimate product, developed there is also a counterfeit counterpart. >> reporter: from counterfeit chargers to knock-off headphones and bogus ipods. los angeles police officers say fake electronics are flooding the national market with potentially deadly consequences. >> has it grown? yes, huge. >> reporter: abc news followed this lapd and fbi unit through l.a.'s santee alley. where within two hours, five stores were cited for selling counterfeit goods. >> amazing how much money these people make. it costs more per square foot to rent a space here in the santee
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alley than it does on rodeo drive. >> reporter: this fake $15 iphone charger was purchased from a distributor for $2. undercover investigators went to the accused distributor's store where he arrested for selling counterfeit merchandise. >> the situation -- i am the bad guy! >> because you committed a crime, sir. >> reporter: from design to sophisticated packaging, criminals are counterfeiting the ul logo. it is a stamp underwriters laboratories, a nonprofit testing organization, uses to certify that a product is safe. one of the biggest issues with counterfeit electronic items like these, officers say they are fire hazards. ul showed these counterfeit extension cords to abc news, which melted in minutes and burned red hot through the carpet. >> a counterfeit product, you are jeopardizing yourself and family. >> the majority of products seized, the source country is china. >> reporter: officers say the best way to make sure you are getting safe electronics is to shop at reputable stores with
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known brand labels while they hunt down the next distributor. >> you take one out. arrest somebody. another one will replace them. >> reporter: brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> make sure the packaging looks good, the ul sticker. >> get it from a legit place. >> there, what you said -- >> there you go. coming up. get me out of here. famous 14-year-old telling his celebrity dad he wants out. >> a cast member leaving "snl" after so many laughs. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ skinny so skinny >> welcome to "the skinny," angelina jolie is making waves with preventative mastectomy. came out yesterday. today she is getting a lot of support in the form of a lot of women who have gotten this done, a lot of celebrities have gotten this done, christina applegate, and wanda sykes, on the "tonight show" in only the way she could, she talked a little bit about it. >> people know i went through the same surgery. it is just something odd that angelina jolie does something and [ bleep ] back in the news. i think she definitely made the right decision. and i applaud her for sharing something very personal with everyone. because it definitely is going
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to help people. >> that's right. so, the only difference with wanda sykes she went in to try to get the breast reduction, that's how she found out she had the brca1, gene that is defective, got the double mastectomy. everybody out there is just applauding the women who have done it, still feel beautiful and done this to help them. >> a wonderful thing. and i enjoyed wanda sykes explanation. made me laugh. let's talk beyonce. is she pregnant? that's the rumor. she canceled a date on mrs. carter world tour amid persistent rumors she is pregnant with a second child. she was scheduled to perform in belgium tuesday. that will be rescheduled. wednesday's concert also in doubt. in an e-mail, beyonce is awaiting word from doctors before making a decision. this is all after those rumors. "the new york post" claiming multiple sources have told them beyonce is pregnant following the star-studded met ball last week. the rumored pregnancy was the talk of the night.
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>> really? >> so, a few things, she has always been very private but public. very public in the way she announced her last pregnancy on a stage. she told everybody she was pregnant. also this tour has been -- riddled with all kinds of problems. very expensive tour. didn't let photographers come in to take pictures. wasn't happy with the pictures during the super bowl halftime show. the fact she canceled the show is a big deal. with pregnancy rumors a bigger deal. have to wait and see. anybody know who bill hader is on "snl"? apparently he is stepping down. no more bill hader for us on "saturday night live." he announced this coming saturday, season finale will be his last. he is known for doing impressions and wonderful characters. here is one of them. >> safe and fun. if you are looking to get hurt and go completely insane, i have just the place for you.
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when it comes to spring break, this place has everything. chutes, ladders, the outdoor concert from a zoloft commercial. if that's not enough for you you can hit the dance floor with a human fanny pack. when a midget hangs around your waist and holds your passport in his mouth. >> so this is my theory on, the character that you have just seen. i don't think he is ever allowed to read what the prompter is saying. >> he looks more surprised. >> he is always cracking up through the skit, so is everyone around him. doesn't matter what skit he is doing. everybody is cracking up. >> shepherd smith from fox news? >> yes. >> carville. >> james carville. >> hilarious. >> will smith's son jaden wants to be emancipated from his
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parents, yes he wants to be emancipated so he can have his own home. jaden 14. going to be 15 in july. don't think this is contentious. will smith joked to a british newspaper. this is what kids want. they want command of their lives. he understands. >> talented and rich. he can do it if he wants.
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on the wings of lunesta. ♪ >> all right, two big personalities met at the jersey shore yesterday to draw
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attention to the continuing devastation from super storm sandy. >> governor chris christie gave prince harry a tour of the damage. the pair also made a little time for a little fun. abc's bob woodruff was there. >> reporter: the prince, governor chris christie at his side was greeted like a rock star. touring the homes lost in sandy. and the boardwalk and seaside heights where the roller coaster that had washed into the sea finally came down. its replacement will be called the super storm. >> the american spirit. everyone getting together and making things right. it is fantastic. >> reporter: very moving moments here. he won this stuffed elephant for 11-year-old taylor. she decided she would name it harry. >> he is really handsome. and he is really nice. a nice personality. >> reporter: one reason the prince came here was because of
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an american he met serving in afghanistan. he lost his home to sandy and these neighborhoods the people were happy to see him. >> what do you think about harry being here? >> hey, anything that will draw a little more attention. >> reporter: this has been extremely successful trip for prince harry. he has shown a lot of emotion, maturity. many of the people here are wondering perhaps since that big scandal broke out in las vegas he changed a little. this week, harry was advocating for causes, closest to him, visiting walter reid, and warrior games in colorado springs and playing baseball with kids in harlem. bob woodruff, abc news, new york. >> how cool is harry? >> oncehe ioing captain tea he played -- he didood h am football now to polo. polo what he lves
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good morning. i'm diana perez. >> i'm john muller. here are the top headlines we are following for you on "world news now." attorney general eric holder will face some tough questions on capitol hill today about the criminal investigation which is now under way into the irs' targeting of tea party groups. an irs watch dog group says ineffective management allowed targeting to happen. an american diplomat kicked out of russia. officials are accusing him of working for the cia to recruit a russian agent. they claim ryan fogle was found with a letter promising millions for cooperation. jodi arias returns to a phoenix courtroom. today, the jury begins deciding whether she should get the death penalty for killing her former boyfriend. arias says she would rather die than spend life in prison. the powerball jackpot has grown to $360 million before tonight's drawing. as for last night's mega
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millions, $170 million up for grabs. but no one won it. friday's jackpot now jumped to $190 million. those are just some of our top stories on this wednesday, may 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. we'll know if diana perez wins the jackpot. ratting you out right here. she said, "if i win, i'm not coming in. i'm not even breaking stride. never again." >> you will never see this mug again. >> i would keep it a secret. at least i would come in for a little while. take care of business. >> bosses know they will never see the mug again. if i win. not even -- >> not a hug, nothing. you will be gone. >> i will send you a nice present. that will be your clue that i won. >> deal. >> i'm somewhere off in australia enjoy might life. >> car or something or other. >> something smaller than a car.
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>> should we get back to the real news. >> uh-huh. >> fantasy is over. we begin this half-hour with the courtroom first for o.j. simpson. sworn in under oath and speak from the witness stand. >> simpson trying to convince a judge he deserves a brand new trial. abc's brandi hitt is covering the case in las vegas. >> reporter: this is the day o.j. simpson has been waiting for. >> i think he is anxious to talk. >> reporter: the former football great will take the stand this morning and hopes his testimony will convince a judge he deserves a new trial. >> take the stand, tell the truth. we'll walk him through each of the claims. >> reporter: simpson claims his former lead attorney mishandled his 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping trial. the 65-year-old said the attorney gave him the green light to retrieve sports memorabilia from a las vegas hotel room, items simpson claims were stolen from him. >> the juice also claims that gallanter never informed him the prosecution was offering a possible plea deal to serve 30 months in prison. >> and mr. gallanter came back and he said, mr. simpson says
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that he'll do no more than 12 months. so that, that indicated to me that he had a conversation with mr. simpson. >> reporter: simpson claims that conversation never happened. and after serving four years behind bars, this hearing is ultimately a credibility contest. >> this is maybe because some of these are going to come done to credibility determinations by the judge. we don't know what the attorney is going to say. >> reporter: that's what legal experts say simpson should be worried about. what will gallanter reveal when he testifies later this week. >> once you waive attorney/client privilege you open pandora's box. you don't know what the lawyer is going to say. >> simpson's attorneys believe his testimony will take up the entire day. so far he has been handcuffed to his chair and may be handcuffed to the stand. brandi hitt, abc news. las vegas. 12-year-old northern california boy accused of killing his sister appears in
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juvenile court today. the boy told authorities that an intruder was responsible for the stabbing death of leila fowler. his attorneys concede he may have lied about the intruder but that does not make him a killer. and we are hearing the 911 tape from their mother placed on the day leila died. >> my children are home alone and a man just ran out of our house. my older son was in the bathroom. my daughter started screaming. there was a man in front of my house. the man is gone though? >> they say he ran out. i'm trying to. >> how old are your kids? >> 12 and 9. >> the father says his family is standing behind their son until the evidence proves otherwise. following angelina jolie's double mastectomy, announcement, doctors cautioning women jolie's choice is not for everyone trying to avoid breast cancer. nonetheless her decision to have the procedure is lauded as heroic. abc's paula faris has more. >> reporter: the epitome of hollywood glamour and beauty. voted the most beautiful woman in the world many times over. but now, angelina jolie, has joined the growing ranks of american women who have tested
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positive for a high-risk breast cancer gene, and taken the radical step of a preventative double mastectomy. in "the new york times" she writes her doctors estimated she had an 87% risk of breast cancer, and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer. so she did it for her children. i have always told them not to worry, but the truth is i carry a faulty gene, brca1. up to 380,000 women carry a faulty breast cancer gene. 36% take the path of jolie. like megan consadine, mother of two. >> just like me. she's a mom, she finds out she has this gene. she has to make decisions. >> reporter: you make those decisions for your kids? >> for your kids, for your husband. for yourself. >> reporter: her mastectomy and reconstructive process began in february. she kept it private and carried on with her work. here she is on the red carpet in february, just days after what
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we now know was her first procedure. in march, ten days after major surgery to have breast tissue removed she takes a humanitarian trip to the congo. in april not long before the final surgery attending the women in the world summit. the next day taking the kids shopping. she writes her chances of developing breast cancer have now dropped from 87% to under 5%. i can tell my children that they don't need to fear they'll lose me to breast cancer. but the oscar winning actress hints she may still have to deal with the high chance of developing ovarian cancer, which claimed her mother's life at the age of 56. jolie's fiance, brad pitt by her side through it all, said i find angie's choice as well as so many others like her absolutely heroic. paving the way for all women to be bold, brave, and still beautiful. paula faris, abc news, new york. >> angelina said her mother, died at 56, has been her inspiration through almost
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everything she has done in life. she says she didn't want to have to explain to her children and over and over again, mommy may not make it because of what mommy's mommy went through. she wanted to with confidence tell her children this will not happen to me. >> other women will do monitoring, getting tested and wait and see. and legitimate choice for a lot of people as well. but she certainly has raised a whole bunch of awareness, made that option a lot more mainstream. and therefore, just great work. great work. let's talk about attorney general eric holder. expect tough questions on capitol hill today. about the justice department's secret review of associated press phone records. holder says he removed himself from the case after being questioned as part of an investigation of a national security leak. also yesterday, he said the government was, was justified when they sought records. critics say that's not the case. >> what is unusual about this case -- they basically went after an entire news organization.
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that really sends a chilling effect on many different reporters, the fact that they were able to get that kind of information. >> justice department says it did not seek information about the content of the calls listed in the records and maintains that it followed the rules for subpoenas of the news media. the captain of the ill-fated "costa concordia" cruise ship will get no plea-bargain. cut a deal with the captain at the helm of the ship when it ran aground off the coast of italy last year. 32 people were killed. the captain is accused of manslaughter and abandoning ship. if convicted he faces 20 years in prison. investigators in the central american nation of belize are demanding answers after the destruction of an ancient mayan pyramid. they say a construction company, ratcheted it with bulldozers and backhoes, crews were there crushing rocks for a road construction project. the pyramid one of the largest in belize and dates back more than 2,000 years. >> that is just crazy. >> how do you mess that up? >> man, oh, man. south florida teenagers enjoying hero status after an
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unexpected stop on the way to the prom. 20 teens helped rescue a mother and two children when their minivan flipped in front of their limo. the limo driver got out to help. the teens followed in prom dresses and pulled the family to safety and kept them calm. >> all i remember is them yelling "get out of the car. get out. come on. give me your arm." >> she was saying, "where is my baby" i grabbed her baby. showed her, look, your baby is fine. >> the teens made it to the prom. the limo's driver called them the best dressed rescue team ever. that is a great story. >> that is so sweet. >> the stories, man. could have been a different car behind them and would have been a different outcome. godsend good people to the places they need to be. take a look at your weather now. indianapolis, cincinnati, boston and new york could see afternoon storms. storms threaten parts of oklahoma and texas. storms from seattle to portland. >> southwest getting a break from the heat. temperatures in the desert.
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in the 90s. chicago, detroit, minneapolis, in the upper 70s. seasonably warm in the southeast. important numbers, when it comes to abc's "dancing with the stars". forget those counting. last night's episode was number 300. >> oh, wow. got down to business last night soap star ingo, and it was zendaya facing elimination. end of the road for ingo. ousted from the ballroom, one week away from the finals. so close. >> yes, other important number, four, couples left. the winner walks away next week with the legendary mirror ball trophy. >> if you have been paying attention at all, you know zendaya is an excellent dancer. derek hough's partner. can't remember her name. >> spectacular. spectacular. in elimination with ingo. i watched and i said if she goes home, this is the end of it for "dancing with the stars" with me. >> no. >> no way. >> you are picking her all the
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way. >> i think so. all the way. derek hough's partner is very excellent. did the flamingo the other day. the flamingo. coming up, a successful reality show and then a successful drama. >> the plot twist and the spellbinding surprises behind the scenes as the abc show "scandal" wraps up the season. later, finding fashion in the most unusual places. take old newspapers, stapler, creativity, you have an unforgettable prom dress. you are watching "world news now." ♪ i do the pretty girl rock i do the pretty girl rock all the lady do the pretty girl rock ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by rosetta stone. brought to you by rosetta stone. [ dog barking ]
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♪ private eyes they're watching ♪ private eyes they're watching you private eyes ♪ ♪ they're watching you watching you watching you ♪ >> ooh. i got caught. >> busted there, babe. everything okay? earrings still on. >> getting down. private eyes. >> that's what you are doing? >> yes. couldn't help it. >> we understand. got to do it. a jury in los angeles now about to hear sensational murder trial. the victim in this case a model. >> the suspect, a woman called female james bond. abc's linsey davis has the details of the complicated case. >> reporter: the jury will likely be seated in the case of the woman dubbed the female james bond. >> the name is bond, james bond. >> reporter: tall and strikingly good looking, her name is kelly soo park. and she is on trial for the murder of 21-year-old juliana redding, an aspiring model and actress seen in this music video.nta
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monica home in 2008, strangled to death. court documents allege park used her bare hands. >> typically women use cars, knives, guns, that type of thing. but strangling is a power assault. that would be unusual for a woman. >> reporter: police call the case a possible murder-for-hire plot. prosecutors say dr. munir-uwaydah fired her as his debt colle position in which she threatened and intimidated people. they say uwaydah referred to her as "the female james bond." prosecutors allege uwaydah ordered the hit on redding after her father backed out of a business deal. they say park received $250,000 from uwaydah, but he has not been charged in the case. while park has also been linked to redding's murder through dna evidence, the defense says john gilmore, redding's boyfriend is really the killer. >> one of the defense tactics is to sort ofloue.
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they're trying to point the finger at gilmore. >> reporter: investigators have cleared him as a suspect. dr. uwaydah and park both say they're innocent. linsey davis, abc news, new york. all right, up next, behind the scenes of one of the hot dramas on tv. >> we'll hear from the stars of "scandal" on what makes that show so incredibly popular and oh, so juicy. yo
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>> all right, one of the hottest shows on tv. "scandal" here on abc. the latest creation of shonda rhymes, executive producer of "grey's anatomy." >> "scandal" is about the secrets at the highest levels of our nation, and centers on a fixer, pr pro, who knows where all the bodies in washington are buried and has secrets of her own. abc's juju chang goes behind the
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scenes. >> reporter: a scandalous smash hit. a beltway melodrama with gasp worthy plot twists from a rigged election to an assassination attempt. the show centers on the steamy extramarital affair between the president of the united states and his former adviser, turned highly paid crisis consultant, olivia pope, played by kerry washington. >> start digging. >> tony goldwyn plays flawed leader of the free world who took us on a tour of the fake west wing. >> thank you, mr. president. >> george washington is watching over me when i am doing all my illicit activities. >> illicit activities. a lot of hanky-panky goes on in here. >> olivia pope is a problem for him. he has fallen in love with this extraordinary woman who is not his wife. he is trying to find his way towards the light, the circumstances of his life and flaws in his character, lead him astray. >> reporter: the high stakes
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drama yet another creation from the fertile mind of shonda rhymes whose credits include the long running hits "grey's anatomy" and "private practice." >> as a writer, she is not afraid of the gray area. she writes characters that are neither good nor bad but human which is honest. >> reporter: together they're breaking down barriers in hollywood. washington is the first african-american woman lead in a network tv show in 40 years and the interracial nature of her onscreen love affair goes almost entirely unspoken. >> you can't leave your own state dinner? >> watch me. >> i'm not interested in living a world where my race is not part of who i am. i am interested in living a world where our race is no matter what they are don't define our trajectory in life. >> reporter: goldwyn the creature of hollywood is also a policy wonk. >> you were the -- >> reporter: we found chatting foreign policy at the star-studded white house
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correspondents' dinner. maybe a case of life imitating art. the fictional president rubbing elbows with real life policy makers. even though "scandal" paints our nations leaders as deeply flawed, even washington insiders are smitten. >> i'm realizing, i just got here to washington. people seem to be crazy for us. >> he is the president of the united states. >> play the president. >> i know. i watch. i am so hooked. >> are you? oh, good. >> juicy stuff. >> yeah. >> i have not seen it. have to check it out. pretty steamy. >> the lead actor who plays the president there, also says, these scenes are hot. whoa, i am fanning myself all the time watching them. his wife doesn't watch. >> really? >> no. >> must be tough if you are an actor. >> she is not interested. she apparently, he says, with juju there. she is in the business. understands what is going on. chooses not to watch. >> would you be jealous?
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forget the satin and the silk, paper could be the next hot fabric for prom dresses. >> a young designer in texas, showing off her latest creation, and our affiliate gives us a look. >> can't tie me down to one thing. always one of those two.
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really edgy or really -- >> reporter: a snip here, a few folds there, wait, is that a staple gun? this is lb's latest creation, really edgy, really girlie, and unquestionably unique. >> how am i going to make a ballet dress you can recycle? paper how i gain make it fanned out. >> reporter: she moved here from london, and is 22, and a fashion line, lb london. the newspaper dress was a school project. never intended to be sold until her phone started ringing. >> thinking should i say no. don't want to hurt her feelings. >> reporter: a few sketches later. so they don't sweat, it has lining in front of it. >> reporter: she had a wearable dress. but it is still not made for the rain. and i wouldn't quite call it comfortable. >> i always wondered to myself how they sit down. also they go bottom first. >> reporter: who wears a
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newspaper dress? wear 18-year-old, fun, fashion forward, and lamar high school's homecoming queen. >> underclassmen, ever wanted to take pictures. >> reporter: what girl doesn't want that kind of attention? the designer is working on a michael jackson themed dress. what is next for lb london. >> first dominate in america. hopefully next -- world domination. yeah, just want to keep doing it, i am young. build my line as much as i can. right now. have fun while i'm doing it. >> you can do that with newspaper, you must be talented. >> alexa says i'm going to the prom in is a newspaper dress? >> make it herself. my daughter. makes duct tape, duct tape gowns as well. she is kind of into this thing as well. >> it may happen. >> so hot, she was flammable, as our producer scott said. >> that's the news for this half-hour! >> announcer: more americans choose abc news to see the whole picture.
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this morning on "world news now" -- growing scandal. who is now launching a criminal investigation into irs agents accused of unfairly targeting tea party members? secret surgery. angela jolie's operation to avoid breast cancer. why her fiance brad pitt and fans worldwide are calling her a hero. >> to me, breast cancer is the worst thing in the world. i don't want to gamble with it. >> how angelina jolie is setting an example among so many women at risk. jumbo jackpots. the winning spirit with one major lottery drawing last night and another one happening tonight. >> anybody can win. it depends on what you want to be serious about. >> sky high millions and payouts, what are your chances of winning millions? it's wednesday, may 15th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good wednesday morning. hump day finally has arrived. means the weekend is closer and closer. lottery story can't wait to see that. apparently anybody can win. you just have to want to win. you haven't wanted to win. >> i really want to win now. show me the money. >> play today. >> i will play. we'll talk about it. >> the irs under scrutiny this morning because of all its targeting of tea party groups. >> late last night, president obama issued a statement calling findings of a watch dog report about the irs, "intolerable and inexcusable." it could have irs employees in serious trouble as abc's john karl reports. >> reporter: no longer just a political scandal, the irs targeting of conservative groups is the subject of a criminal investigation. >> the fbi is coordinating with the justice department to see if any laws were broken in connection with the matters
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related to the irs. >> reporter: a just-released investigative report by the irs' own watch dog says more than half of the conservative groups targeted were asked for irrelevant unnecessary information. all part of an effort to single out tea party organizations that were applying for tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny. when the irs first acknowledged and apologized for inappropriately targeting tea party groups it said actions were limited to officials in this cincinnati field office. but abc news obtained documents showing other irs offices around the country were involved. including two in california, and the headquarters in washington, d.c. the white house insists it had no idea any of this was going on. >> can you say categorically that nobody at the white house and nobody on the president's political team had any knowledge or -- or was involved in any way in the targeting of tea party groups by the irs? >> yes. >> absolutely not?
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>> we learn everything we know from what we see in your reports. >> reporter: conservatives aren't buying. >> obama's objective is to eliminate all opposition. >> if this isn't a -- a gathering of an enemy's list, i don't know what is. >> reporter: all of this comes as a white house that takes pride in being scandal free has been hammered by a series of controversies. president obama is fending off incoming fire. >> what went wrong in benghazi? >> this seems like a genuine scandal. >> reporter: the latest revelations the justice department obtained two months of telephone records of reporters at associated press as part of a leak investigation. according to the irs watch dog none of the officials involved in targeting were under orders to do it by any body outside the irs. now those who are responsible could face criminal charges the most serious of which would be conspiring to violate the constitutional rights of their political opponents. maximum penalty for that, ten years in prison. jonathan karl, abc news.
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for the second week in a row the military is struggling with a case of alleged sexual abuse involving someone assigned to prevent that kind of abuse. the new case centers on unnamed sergeant stationed at fort hood, texas. accused of abuse sexual conduct and misconduct. suspended as coordinator of get this, sexual harassment and assault prevention program. just last week the leader of the air force sex assault response unit, was charged with sexual battery. he is to be tried in july. as for the new case, defense secretary chuck hagel ordered a full and immediate investigation. attorney general eric holder can expect tough questions on capitol hill abut the justice department secret review of associated press phone records. holder defended the review saying it was justified part of a national security leak investigation. but he admitted removing himself from the case he had been interviewed as part of the investigation. so far explanations are met with skepticism.
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>> what's unusual about this case is they basically went after an entire news organization. that really sends a chillingman reporters, the fact th t were able to get that kind of information. >> the justice department says it followed the rules for subpoenas of the news media and didn't seek information about content of the calls in the records. the philadelphia doctor convicted of killing three newborns at his abortion clinic dodged the death sentence. dr. kermit gosnell made a deal with prosecutors, he will spend life in prison dropping plans to appeal. his conviction on monday reignited a debate over the abortion issue. a gag order on the prosecutors is set to be lifted today. o.j. simpson will plead his own case this morning when he takes the stand. the former football great trying to convince a judge he deserves a new trial on robbery and kidnapping charges. the first time we have heard from simpson testifying in any of the trials. his lawyer is convinced it is the right thing to do. >> take the stand. tell the truth. we'll walk him through each of
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the claims. >> simpson won a small victory, the judge allowed one of his hands to be unshackled so he could drink water and take notes. life or death decisions are being made in another high profile murder case. convicted killer jodi arias returns to a phoenix courtroom today as a jury begins to decide her sentence. arias said last week she would prefer to die rather than spend the rest of her life in prison. safety experts are calling for a stricter new recommendations on drunk driving. the ntsb wants blood alcohol limit lowered, a move generating fierce debate as abc's david kerley reports. >> reporter: that is a drunk driving on the wrong side of the road. a deadly crash. one of nearly 10,000 deaths on american highways every year. >> step out of the vehicle! >> reporter: in a dramatic move, the national transportation safety board saying it is time
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to cut legal blood alcohol limit by more than a third from .08% to .05%. what's the difference? for a 130 pound woman, three glasses of wine over an hour would put her at .08. she would hit .05 with two glasses. what's the real difference between .08 and .05. >> we can demonstrate impairments. you are 38% more likely to be involved in a crash at .05. >> reporter: the board says even at .04 vigilance is affected. .05, perception and visual impairment, trouble tracking objects at .06. .07 cognitive tasks, thinking clearly suffer. much of the industrialized world adopted the lower standard. wrong strategy. >> dropping .08 to .05 is not going to save lives. targeting the population, hard core alcohol offenders that are out there, that is going to save lives. >> reporter: mothers against drunk driving is not endorsing this recommendation. it's now up to each state to decide if it's time to lower the
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limit. david kerley, abc news, washington. prince harry playing polo in connecticut this afternoon after visits to new york and new jersey. harry delivered a speech in manhattan last night for the royal foundation charity. he arrived on a double-decker bus with david cameron. and took swings at a baseball field in harlem. where dozens of kids cheered him on. decent looking swing. >> yeah. >> earlier harry paid a visit to the devastated jersey shore, just before crews moved in. the ride is dismantled in chunks, dropped on to a barge. >> as promised doing most of his tour with chris christie. chris christie was there with him. ever the royal tour guide as he has been. he did promise though when this visit, there he is. when the visit was announced. he said no one will take their clothes off, vegas style for harry. harry seems to be having a genuinely good time.
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>> very well received. all the kids like him. he is very natural, right? >> natural when it comes to the public. like his mom. when it comes to children, especially. this is kind of proof that what happened in vegas isn't affe all. >> a guy played sports all my life. really look closely. he is english, baseball swing, caught a football. threw a football well. yeah, won me over with that. >> stud. >> a dude. we love setting world records here on "world news now." this one we couldn't resist. this one happened last saturday in switzerland. >> unicyclist, martin sombi, set a record. high jumping 4 1/2 feet. >> didn't stop there. >> he was feeling it. he jumped his unicycle on top of a ford fiesta. why not? took ten tries to make it. there you go. got it in the end. >> could have jumped an extra foot if he wasn't wearing the skinny jeans. >> all the rage now. >> they stretch. stretchy jeans. >> maybe, maybe shouldn't have
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worn the jeans for sure. >> some shorts. >> shorts. >> head band like ron burgundy. >> my hidden talent anybody watching at home. >> i knew you could. >> over two cars. not small ford fiestas. mazda trucks. >> see you on a unicycle. forget about the jumper. >> two mississippis, not fall. challenge. work on it this summer. >> in it and prove it. coming up, the sexiest men and women in the world. can you find out where they're from? not one, but two enormous lottery jackpots. money involved and chances of winning. you're watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lunesta. weather brought to you by lunesta. where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep, and lunesta eszopiclone can help you get there,
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now to a story that has so now to a story that has so many people talking. angelina jolie's revelation she had a double mastectomy. because she is at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer. >> as cynthia mcfadden tells us in our "up all "nightline" report" the news turned jolie into an inspiration. >> wherever she goes and whatever she does, angelina jolie captures the limelight like a magnet.
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famous for "laura croft tomb raider," an oscar for "girl interrupted." >> i am playing a villain baby like you want. >> reporter: for pairing with superstar brad pitt. together in "mr. and mrs. smith." >> who is your daddy now? >> reporter: and their six children. as an ambassador of goodwill in africa and cambodia. and again, with her op-ed in "the new york times" and the stunning revelation that she had had a preventative double mastectomy. she wrote, my doctors estimated i had an 87% risk of breast cancer. once i knew this my reality i decided to be proactive. to minimize the risk as much as i could. jolie tested positive for brca 1. women who carry mutations have a 65% risk of developing breast cancer. for jolie and other women the
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choices are stark. in 2005, jessica cueller was a successful television writer. >> my mother had breast cancer which she beat, seven years later, diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. and she died two years after that. i just decided you know what i should for peace of mind take the test. >> reporter: the results, positive. jessica was at high risk for developing breast cancer. >> to me breast cancer is the worst thing in the world. i don't want to gamble with it. i don't want to gamble maybe we will catch it early enough. >> reporter: she decided to have the double mastectomy. today, eight years later, jessica is the mother to 3-year-old sophie who she had, via an anonymous sperm donor after nine attempts to become pregnant. >> my daughter is the light of my life. i don't have word to express how much i love this little creature. >> reporter: she says angelina jolie is a role model to the
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world. >> if you can walk around saying, angelina jolie did it. you know? if you are, a 30-year-old woman, then that can give you a lot of confidence. >> reporter: in the bronx we met susan klugman, doctor of clinical genetics for 25 years and she counsels women abut risk of breast cancer and when to consider surgery and to make sure they have insurance to cover it. >> everyone has the brca gene, gene, the way the brca gene functions it protects you against breast cancer, ovarian cancer. if there is a change in the gene the patient loses the protection from cancer and is predisposed. i applaud angelina jolie it was very brave and great for what she is doing for women. >> jolie, a mother to six children, three of them adopted. >> i am letting the kids know how much they make you happy is the great gift to give them
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other than the discipline is important, all this important, the most important thing is to let them know what a joy they t is to be their mother. >> i'm cynthia mcfadden in tucson, arizona. >> she gives you ability if you are in the situation you can know you can be brave and remain beautiful. >> like the woman in there said, if the sexiest woman in the world can do this, maybe i can do this, too. >> she is not the only one, christina applegate, wanda sykes, preventative mastectomies, barbara walters, let the world know that she had preventative ovarian surgery. same deal. if you are exposed and the mutated brca gene. help yourself in any way you can. like she said if she can do it anybody can do it. >> awareness, people going to doctors, asking right questions went through the roof. >> for sure. still to come, two chances to strike it rich. >> two big lottery drawings this week. we'll tell you what you can win, coming up. you're watching "world news now." >> annou
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♪ hot dog i feel lucky tonight ♪ i feel lucky >> all right, feeling lucky? you might want to invest in a few bucks in powerball and mega millions. >> tonight's jackpot is $360 million. that's why this is our "favorite story of the day." if you played mega millions last night, uh, there was no millionaire. >> yeah, $190 million. still got a chance. >> still got a chance. the jackpot worth $190 million. >> $190 now. >> we need to go out and play. here's the numbers if you want to double check in case, 6, 10, 12, 28, 32, mega ball, 38. might have won, something small maybe. >> maybe a millionaire. little one. i'll take it. >> if you didn't match those numbers, your second chance is today. >> with that, 360 million
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jackpot on the line you are going to need all the luck you can get so we have a couple tips. >> who better than a man who has won the lottery listen to this seven times. richard lustag and has writ in a book about his winnings. >> pick your own numbers. don't let the machine do it for you. do your research then go to the store. >> buy as many tickets as you can afford. anybody can win. it depends on what you want to to be serious about. >> i am serious. i still haven't won. here are your odds. >> mega millions. one in 175 million. better than the powerball, one in 195 million. >> sobriety check. chance of getting hit by lightning is 1 in 700,000. you are 251 times more likely to be hit by lightning than you are to win the mega millions. but if you get hit by lightning it doesn't pay out. >> uh-uh. powerball is growing. it is now played in 44 jurisdictions across the entire country.
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one bird jumped out and flew away. another made to st. paul raptor center. being rehabbed. >> quite a sight. >> looked like they made it to the ground okay. one flew away. >> they'll be okay. >> that's a really cool picture. here's a cool study. apparently 44,000 single men and women in the u.s. were asked the same question. who is the sexiest person and where are they from? we have a winner -- the sexiest place, women, men. let me start over. men find that women from colombia are the sexiest. they're calling this the sophia vergera effect, from colombia. not the only beautiful woman, from colombia, and shakira from colombia. apparently, this is interesting, men also found that women from russia and bulgaria are also very attractive. >> i'm equal opportunity as long as you are hot. >> as long as you are hot. women think british men are very good looking. >> british men?
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>> think british men. some of the brits out there. hot. james bond. h-h-hot. beckham. nobody bend it like beckham. >> did you just say that? wow, diana. >> just saying. just the movie. it is always there. >> angry birds. no longer the most popular game. candy crush, now the most famous game. 15 million daily facebook users worldwide download this thing and overtaken angry birds. top spot, there you go, candy crush. university of wisconsin finally doing the annual finals scream. take a listen to this. >> i love this. >> a minute-long shout to
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this morning on "world news now" -- intolerable and inexcusable. the president reacts to a watch dog report investigating irs agents targeting the tea party. scandal turns into a criminal investigation. spy scandal. the american diplomat kicked out of russia. today's damage control in moscow after investigators uncover evidence you would expect in a movie thriller. admiring angela jolie, her shocking decision to have surgery avoiding breast cancer. her inspiring move and why more women are making this choice. inspiring move. canceled concert. the buzz surrounding beyonce's latest gig. rumors of her health and what may be another pregnancy. that's coming up in "the skinny" on this wednesday, may 15th. ♪ >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good wednesday morning. the beyonce story is getting some legs. >> what do you think? >> i don't know. she moves around quite a lot in the concerts. dehydration, exhaustion. >> could just be legit, right? >> usually when you cancel a concert for dehydration and exhaustion those are buzzword for i have a bun in the oven. >> we'll see in "the skinny." coming up. >> this half-hour, fast moving developments in the irs scandal. >> yeah, in a new report, a treasury department inspector now pointing fingers at lax management, the irs accusing agents of improperly targeting tea party groups and the practice went on for a year and a half. the president calls the actions "intolerable and inexcusable," abc's tahman bradley following the scandal. >> reporter: the u.s. justice department is investigating the growing controversy at the irs. >> the fbi is coordinating with the justice department to see if any laws were broken in connection with those matters related to the irs. >> reporter: the cincinnati branch was initially blamed,
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documents obtained by abc news show officials in washington, d.c. and at least two other irs offices in california also applied special scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups. one letter asked for information about donors. something applicants seeking tax-exempt status are not required to provide. >> the federal government should not be used to quiet the voices of the critics of the obama administration. >> jennifer stephano of suburban philadelphia, tried to start a tea party group. the irs sent a mountain of questions, frustrated she decided it was easier to quit. she blames the president. >> it became clear to me that president obama wasn't interested in having a political discourse. people like me were his enemy. >> reporter: another group also claiming a hard time, says an irs employee revealed the truth. >> i recall talking with an analyst. i said, "what is happening that
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this is taking, going on now three years," and she said, "i'm just following directions and the directions are coming from washington." >> reporter: president obama calls the scandal outrageous and vows those responsible will be dealt with. in a "usa today" op-ed, acting commissioner miller said the agency was guilty of lack of sensitivity and took a short cut in determining which groups needed special scrutiny. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. the military is, once again, addressing a case of alleged sexual abuse involving someone assigned to prevent such a thing. the new case centers on one sergeant stationed at fort hood, texas, accused of abusive sexual contact and other misconduct and has been suspended as coordinator of sexual abuse program. last week, a lieutenant colonel was charged with sexual battery, he was the leader of the sex assault response unit. defense secretary chuck hagel ordered a full investigation after the latest allegation. high diplomatic drama in moscow as the u.s. ambassador
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there has been summoned by top russian officials, demanding answers in connection with an american diplomat kicked out of the country, accused of spying. here's abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: the russians say ryan fogel is no diplomat. they say they caught the 29-year-old american red-handed trying to recruit a russian intelligence officer to spy for the u.s. they rolled out supposed evidence. two wigs, three pairs of glasses, ziploc bags, euros, a microphone and this letter intended, they say, for the would be spy. it reads, dear friend, we are ready to offer you $100,000 to discuss your experience. expertise, and cooperation. we can offer up to $1 million a year for long term cooperation."
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it is no secret that the u.s. and russia still spy on one another. here in washington, it is part of a lore of the city. this mailbox was once the place where an american double agent would leave a mark to signal his russian handlers. and remember anna chapman, part of a russian sleeper cell living a suburban life who was expelled in 2010. this case is a little mysterious. look closer at that evidence. the wigs, it's raising questions. spy craft that seems more maxwell smart than james bond. peter earnest was a cia officer for 20 years. want to do is get picked up and >> the one thing a spy doesn't want to do is get picked up and
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have stuff on him, spy stuff. unless as the speculation goes, it is a total set up. >> reporter: maybe he is a spy or maybe the russians were trying to embarrass a diplomat, the cia isn't speaking. fogle has been kicked out of the country, headed back to the u.s. from russia with love. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. military history has been made on the deck of a u.s. aircraft carrier. for the first time ever, a drone has been launched from a ship. test flight could eventually open the way for the u.s. to launch unmanned aircraft from just about any place in the world. the next test comes this summer when the navy tries to launch the drone from a moving carrier. more praise for angelina jolie after her double mastectomy. to reduce her risk of breast cancer. her partner, brad pitt calls her decision "absolutely heroic." how they kept the secret so long is remarkable. they apparently told close family, jolie's father, john voight, the operations jolie had have been improving over the years. >> technology improved to make breast reconstruction much more natural looking. the first is the highly cohesive silicone implants, referred to as gummy bears. they are highly cohesive silicone that hold their shape. >> some doctors are careful to point out, jolie's surgery is not for everyone. only makes sense for a small category of women. medical headlines now and a surprising report on salt. we heard warnings about too much salt in american diets. now there is a warning that for some people, too little sodium
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could be harmful. institute of medicine saying there is no proof that consuming less salt than what the government recommends offers benefits. many cardiac patients are told to cut salt intake. the fda approved new labels for ambien and sleeping pills lowering the recommended dosage. regulators say those medications can continue to impact mental alertness a day after use. changes apply to a sleep aid found in the extended release version of ambien. research shows women are more at risk because they process the drug more slowly than men. burger king looking to step up its game against mcdonald's, serving up its own version of the popular mcrib. the bk rib sandwich, a recipe similar to the mcrib. boneless pork that is, has a tangy sauce and sweet pickles. burger king is going to start serving it next week. it will be available through the summer along with a few other items. >> i had to have a mcrib. it was the first time i had one. two years ago. i said what is up with the mcrib thin>>g. right.
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>> not so bad. i think if i was going to go back, get a big mac. pretty tasty. >> check this out, the mcrib has been on and off the menu 32 years. >> i know, right. why do they take it away? >> because they want you to pine for it. >> i got to have the mcrib. mcrib week. >> take off the bun and look at what the mcrib looks like they tried too hard to make it look like a rib. there is no bone. >> the bone -- you can bite right through. >> not crazy. >> not going to try either one? burger king one? the funny looking bone thing? >> it looks like it may have -- the way burger king. >> looks like the bun has the bone thing. >> pickles, barbecue sauce -- eh, not sold. not sold. >> don't knock it until you try it. here is a look at your wednesday weather. today afternoon storms could threaten the midwest and northeast with gusty winds and hail. a storm in the pacific northwest, bringing showers into seattle. >> temperatures finally
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returning to normal in the southwest with triple digits replaced by 90s in the desert. the southeast will be dry, warm. highs in the low to mid 80s. any long-time "world news" viewer knows we love cute stuff here on the show. that they don't get much more cute than this. >> that's right. check out these adorable, 17 puppies in all. found along the road in the northwest, rather, last night. police want to know who abandoned them. they seem to be from two different litters and are about 6 to 8 weeks old. so cute. dogs said to be several different kinds of mixed breeds. essentially they're mutts. >> after being found, animal control officers brought them to an animal shelter and they will be available for adoption saturday. i was going to say where is the mama, she needs a medal. >> two different, yeah, two different litters, looks like. what a cutie. if you happen to live in northern indiana and you want one of the puppies, all you have to do is go to lakeshorepaws.org. lakeshorepaws.org. if you are anywhere in the country and you want to adopt a puppy, go to that website.
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>> what a cutie. coming up, set me free. the 14-year-old son of a famous actor who is now demanding to move out. new warnings about cut rate electronics sold under phony brand names. why the knockoffs chargers and headphones could put you in danger. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. weather brought to you by united health care. 's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs.
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all right, buying new electronics can be costly. that's why it is tempting to get them on deep discount. >> buyer beware. there is an old adage that really applies. you get what you pay for. here's abc's brandi hitt. >> if there is legitimate product, developed there is also a counterfeit counterpart. >> reporter: from counterfeit chargers to knock-off headphones and bogus ipods. los angeles police officers say fake electronics are flooding the national market with potentially deadly consequences. >> has it grown? yes, huge. >> reporter: abc news followed this lapd and fbi unit through
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l.a.'s santee alley. where within two hours, five stores were cited for selling counterfeit goods. >> amazing how much money these people make. it costs more per square foot to rent a space here in the santee alley than it does on rodeo drive. >> reporter: this fake $15 iphone charger was purchased from a distributor for $2. undercover investigators went to the accused distributor's store where he arrested for selling counterfeit merchandise. >> the situation -- i am the bad guy! >> because you committed a crime, sir. >> reporter: from design to sophisticated packaging, criminals are counterfeiting the ul logo. it is a stamp underwriters laboratories, a nonprofit testing organization, uses to certify that a product is safe. one of the biggest issues with counterfeit electronic items like these, officers say they are fire hazards. ul showed these counterfeit extension cords to abc news, which melted in minutes and burned red hot through the carpet. >> a counterfeit product, you are jeopardizing yourself and
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>> the majority of products seized, the source country is china. >> reporter: officers say the best way to make sure you are getting safe electronics is to shop at reputable stores with known brand labels while they hunt down the next distributor. >> you take one out. arrest somebody. another one will replace them. >> reporter: brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> make sure the packaging looks good, the ul sticker. >> get it from a legit place. >> there, what you said -- >> there you go. coming up. get me out of here. famous 14-year-old telling his celebrity dad he wants out. >> a cast member leaving "snl" after so many laughs. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "w
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny >> welcome to "the skinny," everyone. angelina jolie is making waves with the fact she had this preventative mastectomy. came out yesterday. today she is getting a lot of support in the form of a lot of women who have gotten this done, a lot of celebrities have gotten this done, christina applegate, and wanda sykes, on the "tonight show" in only the way she could, she talked a little bit about it. >> people know i went through the same surgery. it is just something odd that angelina jolie does something and [ bleep ] back in the news. i think she definitely made the right decision. and i applaud her for sharing
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something very personal with everyone. because it definitely is going to help people. >> that's right. so, the only difference with wanda sykes she went in to try to get the breast reduction, that's how she found out she had the brca1, gene that is defective, got the double mastectomy. everybody out there is just applauding the women who have done it, still feel beautiful and done this to help them. >> a wonderful thing. and i enjoyed wanda sykes explanation. made me laugh. let's talk beyonce. is she pregnant? that's the rumor. she canceled a date on mrs. carter world tour amid persistent rumors she is pregnant with a second child. she was scheduled to perform in belgium tuesday. that will be rescheduled. wednesday's concert also in doubt. in an e-mail, beyonce is awaiting word from doctors before making a decision. this is all after those rumors. "the new york post" claiming multiple sources have told them beyonce is pregnant following the star-studded met ball last week.
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the rumored pregnancy was the talk of the night. >> really? >> so, a few things, she has always been very private but public. very public in the way she announced her last pregnancy on a stage. she told everybody she was pregnant. also this tour has been riddled with all kinds of problems. very expensive tour. didn't let photographers come in to take pictures. wasn't happy with the pictures during the super bowl halftime show. the fact she canceled the show is a big deal. with pregnancy rumors a bigger deal. have to wait and see. anybody know who bill hader is on "snl"? >> very funny. >> hilarious. apparently he is stepping down. no more bill hader for us on "saturday night live." he announced this coming saturday, season finale will be his last.
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he is known for doing impressions and wonderful characters. here is one of them. >> safe and fun. if you are looking to get hurt and go completely insane, i have just the place for you. when it comes to spring break, this place has everything. chutes, ladders, the outdoor concert from a zoloft commercial. if that's not enough for you you can hit the dance floor with a human fanny pack. when a midget hangs around your waist and holds your passport in his mouth. >> so this is my theory on, the character that you have just seen. i don't think he is ever allowed to read what the prompter is saying. >> he looks more surprised. >> he is always cracking up through the skit, so is everyone around him. doesn't matter what skit he is doing. everybody is cracking up. >> shepherd smith from fox news? >> yes. >> carville. >> james carville. >> hilarious. >> will smith's son jaden wants to be emancipated from his parents, yes he wants to be
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emancipated so he can have his own home. jaden 14. going to be 15 in july. don't think this is contentious. will smith joked to a british newspaper. this is what kids want. they want command of their lives. he understands. >> talented and rich. he can do it if he wants.
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attention to the continuing devastation from super storm sandy. >> governor chris christie gave prince harry a tour of the damage. the pair also made a little time for a little fun. abc's bob woodruff was there. >> reporter: the prince, governor chris christie at his side was greeted like a rock star. touring the homes lost in sandy. and the boardwalk in seaside heights where the roller coaster that had washed into the sea finally came down. its replacement will be called the super storm. >> the american spirit. everyone getting together and making things right. it is fantastic. >> reporter: very moving moments here. he won this stuffed elephant for 11-year-old taylor. she decided she would name it harry. >> he is really handsome. and he is really nice. a nice personality. >> reporter: one reason the prince came here was because of
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an american he met serving in afghanistan. he lost his home to sandy and these neighborhoods the people were happy to see him. >> what do you think about harry being here? >> hey, anything that will draw a little more attention. >> reporter: this has been extremely successful trip for prince harry. he has shown a lot of emotion, maturity. many of the people here are wondering perhaps since that big scandal broke out in las vegas he changed a little. this wek,hocai for causes, closest to him, visiting walter reid, and warrior games in colorado springs and playing baseball with kids in harlem. bob woodruff, abc news, new york. >> how cool is harry? >> he is pretty cool. once he is done here going to cap >> bt t he played - he o >> baseball, f now to polo. polo whe ov him do.
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this morning, the irs in the crosshairs. >> new details in this developing story, a major investigation being launched into the political targeting scandal. did the rhys violate the civil rights of tea party members? making history at sea. the future of u.s. naval warfare put to the test. unmanned drone launched from the deck of an aircraft carrier. time to dream again. the powerball payout reaching record levels once again. what would you do with $360 million. on "dancing with the stars," next stop the times, the top four pairs move on to the very last round after a surprising elimination last night.

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